Outside My Door

We in the neighborhood wake to the sound of the hammer. So the noise and the cat-calling…ralling up the band is to my comfort sleep and everyone one that lives with me. We hear the “beep, beep, beep” of the tractor trailer in reverse… Ahhhhhhhhhhhhhh, we are sleeping over here!! Your morning starts at 5am we, start at 8am.

All day…Pound, pound, pound… hammer, hammer, hammer, staple, staple, staple..  This is the sound of the men and women workin’ on a construction crew. “Ok ladeies and gents! It’s 9:00…time for a break!

Like we say: every man/woman to get a job in this economy is respectable if not lucky. The San Diego Union Tribune’s headline announced that the rate of employment has risen by 10.2 percent in the last quarter. Job opportunities seem to blossoming now. Signs of this recent news is apparent all around our beautiful city. For instance, just outside my window is the beautiful sight of a apartment complex being built.

Normally, I am opposed to the obtrusive sound of working crews waking me up at the crack of dawn. The sound of hammers, saws, idle morning chat and the “beep-beep” sound of the bobcat backing up once pissed me off. Now, they are sounds of rejuvenation. Not only of our community, but of our economy. Someone, somewhere, has the money to build and to employ the unemployed. The scent of hope and progress replacing the ocean breeze in the air.

Oooohhh! The sounds of hammers…the pounds…the sounds of home!!



~ by adhna on August 23, 2009.

One Response to “Outside My Door”

  1. The Stimulus money must be working. The “O” man had it right.

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